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Thursday, November 8, 2018
Donor Management: 7 Strategies to Segment Your Lists »
By Joe Klimek , CEO SofTrek, developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software Nonprofit giving has been trendin...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Four Keys to Nonprofit Success »
By Bill Jacobs, Founder & Managing Partner Analytical Ones I’ve recently read Cecile Richard’s new book, M...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Next Level Donors: Three Strategies to Inspire Annual Donors to Give More »
By Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager, iWave Congratulations! You secured another $10,000 gift from longtime donor,...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
How To Use Data To Manage Your Nonprofit »
By DonorPerfect Operate more like a business while staying true to your organization’s mission Some people...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics »
By John T. Keith, J.D., Consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 Reasons to Treat Grant Funders More Like Major Donors »
By  Lauren Steiner , President, Grants Plus   What size grants do private and corporate foundations make to...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
As Good as It Gives: America’s Philanthropy Today »
Giving USA 2018 Numbers and Beyond By Brenda B Asare , President & CEO, The Alford Group As a member o...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Be ready for disaster with an emergency relief campaign »
By Team DonorDrive It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. It’s officially hurrican...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Jump Start Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Strategies »
By Bob Happy , President, Averill Fundraising Solutions   For nonprofits large and small, feasibility studies a...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6 Facts to Learn About Your Fundraising Event Attendees »
By Sarah Tedesco , Executive Vice President, DonorSearch Tracking just a handful of useful metrics at your events wi...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Skin in the Game: The Importance of Board Giving »
By  Avrum Lapin , President, The Lapin Group, LLC   When we engage with new clients, we always begin with t...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5 Questions Smart Fundraisers Have About Google Ad Grants »
By Mike Nelsen , SEM Manager, TrueSense Marketing   This post originally appeared on Heroic Fundraising...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Decoding Donor-Advised Funds: From Data to Practical »
By Keith Curtis, Founder and President,  The Curtis Group Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in rec...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Campaign »
By Abigail Jarvis , Director of Content, Qgiv It’s really no surprise that peer-to-peer fundraising has see...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tax Reform’s Effects on Philanthropy: Assessing the Landscape Four Months Later »
By Peter Fissinger , President and CEO, Campbell & Company Nearly four months ago, Congress passed the Tax...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Looking to Data to Track Giving in Uncertain Times »
By Chuck Longfield , Chief Scientist, Blackbaud and Senior Advisor, Blackbaud Institute As 2018 revs into full...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The new tax law: here's how your nonprofit can withstand the impact »
By Todd Levy , Co-Founder and CEO, DonorDrive The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings both pros and cons for nonprofits...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Client Advisory: Assessing Philanthropic Capacity for Prospects in High Cost of Living Areas »
By Roslyn P. Clarke , Director of Prospect Research Services, Bentz Whaley Flessner What is your organization’s a...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Three Ways to Lift Your Nonprofit Mission in Uncertain Times »
By  Aly Sterling , President, Aly Sterling Philanthropy   Today, many of us feel like uncertainty is the nor...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Event Planning: Not for the Faint of Heart »
By Lynnea Golding , Project Manager/Director, Advancement Resources , and Managing Partner, Mindseye Project Partners ....
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Improve Fundraising with Success Stories »
Animal shelters are great at sharing success stories. You should be, too. By Abigail Jarvis , Director of...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
False Expectations: The Danger of Creative Campaign Reporting »
By  Jessica Browning , Senior Vice President, Winkler Group In 2006, CASE created a Campaign Standards Working...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
10 Capital Campaign Do's and Don’ts for Better Fundraising »
By Bob Happy, President, Averill Fundraising Solutions, LLC  Your capital campaign is perhaps the most int...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Inspiration: The Top 30 Most Creative, Cutting-Edge Ideas in Fundraising/Awareness Campaigns »
By: Nicole Nakoneshny , Senior Vice President & Editor, Philanthropic Trends Quarterly , KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Transitioning Donors: Next Gen and Baby Boomers: Intersecting Lanes…Same Destination »
By Avrum Lapin , President, and Andrea Otto , Consultant, The Lapin Group, LLC     For most...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Future of Philanthropy: 4 trends to pay attention to »
By Brenda B. Asare , President & CEO, The Alford Group Philanthropy in the 21st Century has rapidly changed an...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4 Traits Successful Campaigns Have in Common »
By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President The Curtis Group What’s the secret to campaign success? True, it’s cr...
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Four Biggest Myths about Starting a Community Campaign »
By Clyde Watkins , Senior Partner, Ter Molen Watkins, & Brandt There are a variety of concerns that come wi...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
What Nonprofits Are Learning About Big Data from the Corporate World »
By, Grace Lazzara , Director of Marketing, SofTrek Corporation In some ways, “big data” stands where “socia...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mega Giving: A look $10M+ giving for the first half of 2017 »
By Alison Rane , Associate Consultant, Manager of Research & Development Marts & Lundy For the past 10 y...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
3 Donor Details for Providing a Better Donor Experience »
  By Sarah Tedesco , Executive Vice President of DonorSearch  Let’s play a quick game of fundraising...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Why we are also Relief Workers »
Dear Giving Institute Members,  I hope this message finds you well and safe. I say this in all seriousness as I, a...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charlottesville and Lessons for Fundraising: »
How will Future Generations Judge your Donor Recognition Programs? By Cedric Richner , Co-founder and President...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A GuideStar Profile Coach Tells All »
By, Madeline Kardos , Marketing & Communications Associate at  GuideStar , a promotional partner of Giving USA...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attracting and Retaining Good Fundraising Talent »
By Lee A. Ernst , Associate, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates The foundation of a strong fundraising program...

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